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Jaiden Solo
The Xenodus Initiative.
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:40:00 - [61]

Originally by: Oosel
i chose mine based on the fact i thought charisma was going help me become well liked via npc corps and help me in reverse engineering/science type took 6 years for reverse engineering to appear in any form and in that time i got stuck with 26 points in charisma attribs lol the remap was a god send

LOL - yep - I got stung with a load of Charisma as well

Ehnea Mehk
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:40:00 - [62]

I like the Minmatar look. Very bleak, tribal. The ships were flying oddball pieces of rusty metal.


Anne Arqui
Diamonds in the Rough Enterprises
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:43:00 - [63]

Edited by: Anne Arqui on 01/07/2011 15:43:46
Vherokior Minmatar used to look very mediterranean or latin, they had big eyes and a special half-long haircut that I liked a lot.

Nothing is left from that now and I greatly regret picking this bloodline.

Mobius Reynolds
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:44:00 - [64]

I choose Amarr for a few reasons:
- Standard laser crystals don't break, are cheap, and reload quickly.
- Several of my friends made amarr characters at the time.
- Amarr ships look kind of cool

I chose Khanid:
- they looked better than the other choices
- Cyber knight sounded pretty cool as well.

Malak Alraheem
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:46:00 - [65]

First toon was Minmatar leader type because I didn't know what I was doing. After that almost all toons after that were Minmatar just to save on supply/logistic issues. Otherwise I think I have three Amarr toons total. (across 3 accounts)

Djana Libra
Fallen Angel's
White Noise.
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:46:00 - [66]

I was tricked by CCP, the Caldari description was they where military and soldier,
nothing is less true but yeah we can cross train anyway to all races (if only that wasn't possible)

Posted - 2011.07.01 15:54:00 - [67]

Originally by: Djana Libra
I was tricked by CCP, the Caldari description was they where military and soldier

my reason was prety much the same :D

Skex Relbore
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:54:00 - [68]

Originally by: Anslo
It was either Space Commies, Space Bible Bashers, Space Indians with Flying Scaffolding, or Space French with a Democracy.

The Caldari are Fascists not Commies there are major differences and the two don't like each other at all.

Personally I went Gallente activist heritage since I found that far more appealing than the others.

Mars Theran
EVE Rogues
EVE Rogues Alliance
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:55:00 - [69]

Went with Gallente originally, in part because of their lore. Of course, at the time I wasn't aware that they were in reality a pseudo-fascist-socialist republic-masquerading as a democracy, much like most democracies in the real world. Oligarchy much?

Anyway.. yeah, went with that, and Intaki was my first real character creation choice, in part because I liked the reincarnated approach.

Not so much anymore, and I don't really take lore into consideration anymore.

Shipwreck cove
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:57:00 - [70]

1400`s only feels right on a mint pilotet tempest......

Scarlet des Loupes
University of Caille
Posted - 2011.07.01 15:58:00 - [71]

I picked Gallente as they have very nice Natalie Portman like faces. Wink

Ische Qou
Ische Shipbuilding Corporation
Posted - 2011.07.01 16:03:00 - [72]

I choose Khanid because I wanted a nice dress...

of course it didn't lastCrying or Very sad

Cathy Drall
Royal Amarr Institute
Posted - 2011.07.01 16:06:00 - [73]

Edited by: Cathy Drall on 02/07/2011 05:31:11
I picked Khanid as only Khanid and Achura has the pretty shoulder-long hairstyle and I liked lasers more (and my 1st "discontinued" character already was a Civire).

There wasn't really a lot left of the old looks after Incursions .. pity!

And Amarr are the only race with more than one or two pretty ships.

Golan Snyder
Zen Tech
Imperial Directorate
Posted - 2011.07.01 16:08:00 - [74]

I chose Gallente because they were the closest thing to Americans in space, lol.

Though, I cross trained to minmatar ships because, even though I hated the design of their ships at first, they grew on me so much,now, lol.

Also it worked out, because I'm a mach pilot.

Aeril Malkyre
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.07.01 16:12:00 - [75]

Chose Minmatar because I liked their backstory. Enslaved peoples, rising up, fighting back. Plus they have a vaguely Norse background, what with all the big ships being named after Viking myths. I study such things in my free time, so that appealed to me.

And I really loved the way Minmatar ships were structured. Flying scrap piles, asymmetrical and functional. They looked like actual ships actual space-faring races would start out with. It's expensive, both in material, surface area to be protected, and increased internal volume without much usability, to create non-cylindrical curved hulls and smooth lines on a spaceship.

Plus, the Amarr are asshats.

Ris Dnalor
Fleet of Doom
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:04:00 - [76]

I chose minmatar strictly because the ships looked like they were held together with duct-tape and bailing wire. Sadly some of the newer ones look pretty shiny...

MeatSausage EXPRESS
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:07:00 - [77]

jin mei had the best starting skills/attributes. especially drone skills.

Glenntrius Becko
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:08:00 - [78]

I couldn't stand the idea of being anything but a Christian American.

Posted - 2011.07.02 03:17:00 - [79]

I am actually of French ancestry so Gallente seemed appropriate. Turns out I love drones and missiles, so I cross-trained Caldari.

Turns out that Minmatar are the best to cross-train, since non-empire faction ships generally require X/Minmantar ship skills and best for PvP.

But F that I am not crosstraining another race and weapon set.

Legionos McGuiros
Legio Prima Victrix
Imperius Legio Victrix
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:19:00 - [80]

My thought process for picking a race went like this (back in 06)




Caldari...military driven corporations.....YES

Northern Coalition.
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:22:00 - [81]

I like how the amarr are racist.

Sophisa Tempscire
The Firestorm
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:28:00 - [82]

The thought process involved;

Amarr - religion, nope.
Gallente - hmm, space democracy, proud of freedom and entertainment, sounds good, eh, ships kinda ugly, THEY'RE FRENCH? Nope.
Caldari - Hmm, space corporations, very Traveller look to their ships, kinda liking this, oh, everyone else I know irl is Caldari? Nah, I'll try something else.
Minmatar - okay, digging the rebellious slave vibe, hehe, duct-tape ships are awesome, ooh, guns, wait, what's this Hurricane thing? SOLD.

So yeah, there we go.

Phantom Slave
Universal Pest Exterminators
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:30:00 - [83]

Amarr Khanid because I liked the "dirty blood" and "slave blood" heritage for RP purposes, even though I've never even tried doing RPing.

Zephy Russ
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:34:00 - [84]

I picked Gallente Activist partly for RP purposes. I also liked the slightly more organic looking ship design.

Neridah Tanz
Masuat'aa Matari
Posted - 2011.07.02 03:57:00 - [85]

hmm well, I can't play men convincingly, so I looked at women in eve:
caldari: didn't like the look of ths ships, characters came across as statist androgenes

amarr: nice ships, but religion! (didn't want this in my time off)

gallente: didn't like the organic look of the ships. Thought the women looked silly, hated hair, didn't like the ships.

Minmatar: liked look of the girls and the duct tape and rust-bucket look of the ships. Projectiles - very old school! I secretley harbour a love for lasers, but haven't gone there yet. I appreciated the variety of looks possible through races and bloodlines. Tribalism turned out to be the groove I was looking for, as well as a healthy anti-establishment/anti-Republic outlook by way of the Thukker & Angels backstory. The history of slavery was a rich mine information for character creation.

Majestic Twilight
The Night Crew
Posted - 2011.07.02 04:16:00 - [86]

Edited by: Majestic Twilight on 02/07/2011 04:17:38
I picked Amarr because the khanid ladies are hot and i imo the amarr have better looking ships.Cool

Geminus Gateway
Posted - 2011.07.02 04:38:00 - [87]

Originally by: Jaiden Solo
When you first started playing eve why did you choose the race/bloodline etc you did?

Personally I read all the flavour text and quite liked the idea of being a member of the space french. I'm a pure blood Gallente pilot who parents were activists and that just kind of sounded like fun.

In hindsight I would have looked at all the different races, realised the flavour text meant nothing and not spent as long as I did specialising in Gallente skills. I mean, would anyone train hybrids if they knew how much they sucked?

I went with Caldari on looks alone. It was a long time ago and their faces just looked more realistic somehow.
But ever since the new character creation editor was released all races look pretty good and I've since built a couple toons of various races. (Gallente, Minmatar).

I also kept to Caldari skills at first but eventually moved on to Amarr and later Minmatar.
It's not really a big problem picking a race/specialization that doesn't suit you or wasting a few thousand SP on worthless skills while you figure out how you want to play. I mean you only start with a few thousand SP and these days you even get a SP/hour boost bonus until you reach a few million.

Balcor Mirage
Posted - 2011.07.02 04:42:00 - [88]

Amarr, Khanid, Cyber Knights, Golden Spaceships... "designed to crash into any battle like a juggernaut and deliver swift justice in the name of the Emperor."

- Lasers -

Lexa Hellfury
Posted - 2011.07.02 04:48:00 - [89]

Achura attributes :)

Mohr Cowbell
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.07.02 04:51:00 - [90]

Well I picked Minmatar/Brutor, because it seemed like the most difficult path to go...and hell it is, but its also the most satisfying. That said, I've also crosstrained into Caldari ships for missioning.

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